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  • They yearn for what they fear for. -- Dante Alighieri
  • What men yearn for they often destroy. -- Alice Hoffman
  • Men rush toward complexity; but yearn for simplicity. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • And it was lonely, to yearn, all alone. -- Lois Lowry
  • I love those who yearn for the impossible. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • People will still love and hurt and yearn. -- Janet McTeer
  • I don't yearn to be a child again. -- Loretta Young
  • Where a harsh law rules, people yearn for lawlessness. -- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  • Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • One does not yearn for that which is easily acquired. -- Ovid
  • There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline. -- Vince Lombardi
  • What we really yearn for as human beings is to be visible. -- Jacqueline Novogratz
  • When you yearn for God with intensity, He will come to you. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
  • To me, authentic love is a sacred encounter we all yearn for. -- Michael Beckwith
  • Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. -- Frank Gehry
  • All artists yearn to struggle, when they struggle they know they're alive. -- John Maeda
  • Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn. -- Robert Browning
  • My priority is not about grades. I yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more. -- Ovid
  • Life that did not yearn toward life was in fair way toward ceasing. -- Jack London
  • I yearn for things, but at the same time I am just peaceful. -- Nicole Kidman
  • I choose life. I choose to eat, for I yearn for something more. -- Marc David
  • A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. -- Morris Fishbein
  • My priority is not about grades. I seek yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Both what you run from- and what you yearn for - are within you. -- Anthony de Mello
  • I've grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. -- Amy Poehler
  • All the happiness and fulfillment that humans yearn for exists in the present moment. -- Deepak Chopra
  • What we yearn for as human beings is to be visible to each other. -- Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Do not seek after what you yearn for, seek the source of the yearning itself. -- Adyashanti
  • If you yearn for holy felicity, shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts. -- Rumi
  • Poetry in the soul ennobles the insignificant. Something in us does yearn for the ideal. -- RT Llizo
  • We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have. -- Mitch Albom
  • I don't think all people yearn for freedom, actually. I think they yearn for stability. -- Tucker Carlson
  • Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy. -- Dan Rather
  • I think women secretly yearn for the return of John Wayne and don't even know it. -- Troy Duffy
  • When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one. -- Mignon McLaughlin
  • When healers yearn to kill then hope begins to die ... Evil cannot be overcome by evil. -- David Gemmell
  • How foolish to yearn to ask the very person who'd caused the pain to heal it -- Judith McNaught
  • Don't I yearn for the days when a draw across the throat made f**king resolution. -- Al Swearengen
  • Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves. -- Laura Ramirez
  • I think every great show has that kind of romance that people just kind of yearn for. -- Matthew Morrison
  • I do think that people yearn for connection and intimacy, and that they're hard things to achieve. -- Chelsea Martin
  • All of us yearn for the highest wisdom, but we have to rely on ourselves in the end. -- Czeslaw Milosz
  • We yearn for there to be meaning to our lives, balanced with a sense of inner peace & joy. -- Allan Lokos
  • If you want to build a ship, teach the men to yearn for the vast and endless sea. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • For years, we in publishing have been hearing from Catholic readers that they really yearn for Catholic fiction. -- Regina Doman
  • It's curious how, when you're in love, you yearn to go about doing acts of kindness to everybody. -- P. G. Wodehouse
  • Which one of us, anywhere in the world, doesn't yearn to be believed when the audience is watching? -- Gene Wilder
  • We yearn for frictionless, technological solutions. But people talking to people is still the way norms and standards change. -- Atul Gawande
  • While we yearn for peace, we live in a world burdened with hunger, pain, anguish, loneliness, sickness, and sorrow. -- Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • It's not very hip to consider the plight of single women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men. -- Suzanne Fields
  • After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention. -- Adlai E. Stevenson
  • I'm looking for something new to believe in that isn't the way people yearn at night in the city. -- Constance Renfrow
  • Old San Francisco - the one so many nostalgics yearn for - had buildings that related well to each other. -- Herb Caen
  • I constantly yearn to celebrate life & its infinite manifestations, to examine the details of everything including the human heart & mind. -- Jay Woodman
  • I think you are born, and I think you die. I have a pragmatic nature, but I yearn to believe. -- Sebastian Horsley
  • Men rush towards complexity, but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • They knew now that if there is one thing one can always yearn for, and sometimes attain, it is human love. -- Albert Camus
  • I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection -- Tupac Shakur
  • If there are people who yearn for the days when Saddam Hussein was in power, then I am not among them. -- Donald Rumsfeld
  • To believe in God is to yearn for His existence, and furthermore, it is to act as if He did exist. -- Miguel de Unamuno
  • Wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for one thing: to love and be loved. -- Michael Jackson
  • My yearn for home is broadened Patriotism expanded By callings from beyond So I pack my things Nothing precious All things sacred -- Alanis Morissette
  • O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom? -- Albert Einstein
  • A society that's addicted to narratives with beginnings, middles, and endings will eventually yearn to end. We just want it to end. -- Douglas Rushkoff
  • Dear gourmands! my bowels yearn towards them as a father's toward his children. They are so good natured! They have such sparkling eyes! -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for jennah. Allahu akbar -- Yasmin Mogahed
  • The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of people, makes us yearn for God, and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us. -- Billy Graham
  • Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn -- John Berryman
  • People often yearn back to more innocent times, but more and more, as I get older, I find myself hankering after more jaded days. -- Julie Burchill
  • Why do so many people yearn for an eternal life when they don't even know what to do with themselves in this brief one? -- Sydney J. Harris
  • In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools - that's vanity -- Robert Browning
  • He doesn't yearn for a better, different life than the one he has - because he knows he's got a home in this one. -- Anthony Bourdain
  • I yearn to be a woman of more depth, but I'm not so fond of the path I'd need to follow to get there. -- Jen Lancaster
  • I knew what it was to yearn for a life so distant it seemed that it had never been anything more than a dream. -- Alice Hoffman
  • To be honest, I tend to romanticize the past, and though I appreciate all the conveniences of modern life, sometimes I yearn for simpler times. -- Aziz Ansari
  • Electricity sparked between them at the touch, and she savored the way he made her yearn. How the crush of their lips together inspired revelations. -- Katherine McIntyre
  • Be careful what you yearn for, because that which you desire most will either complete you or destroy you, and you don't get to choose. -- William Lashner
  • Our life is a gymnasium of desire.... When Christians say "God," what do we wish to express? This word is all that we yearn for." -- Saint Augustine
  • Men yearn for poetry though they may not confess it; they desire that joy shall be graceful and sorrow august and infinity have a form. -- E. M. Forster
  • My experience with Khonsu had taught me not be greedy about time. It was best to appreciate what you had and not yearn for more. -- Rick Riordan
  • Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. -- Jose Ortega y Gasset
  • Trials and tribulations tend to squeeze the artificiality out of us, leaving the essence of what we really are and clarifying what we really yearn for. -- Neal A. Maxwell
  • The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can't congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning. -- Gail Godwin
  • Do not yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in being expected; be palpable, unmistakable. -- C. JoyBell C.
  • I yearn for that livin' large, but mama I ain't done yet/Sit back and watch your son rise, kick back and know your son set -- J. Cole
  • We crave, we deeply yearn for, release from the limitations of a dogma that declares separation, disunity, and judgment to be the essential condition of life. -- Neale Donald Walsch
  • Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering. -- James Hillman
  • For a long time I wanted to be special and to stick out amongst the crowd. Something I yearn for now is to be one of many. -- Lissie
  • Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind. -- Wislawa Szymborska
  • Home has become such a scattered, damaged, various concept in our present travails. There is so much to yearn for. There are so few rainbows any more. -- Salman Rushdie
  • Humans are lonely creators. Humans always desire and yearn for others. Humans thirst for ambitions. When things don't go their way, they start thirsting for it even more. -- Jeon In-hwa
  • I often yearn to regress into a state that's slightly more atavistic than my decades of conditioning generally allow, but it's difficult to let go of those reigns. -- Keith Murray
  • I love doing features, but it's a very different ballgame. Sometimes I yearn for short films again, working with a small team, getting my hands on the clay. -- Nick Park
  • Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it. -- Aristotle
  • By its nature, what you yearn for is most often intimidating. It produces, and itself is, a question, and one that is not easy to engage or answer. -- Darrell Calkins
  • When traveling abroad if you see something you yearn for if you can afford it at all, buy it. If you don't you'll regret it all your life. -- Ilka Chase
  • Deep within each of us is a longing for home. We yearn for a place of comfort where we can be ourselves, where we can realize our dreams. -- Denise Linn
  • So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them? -- Wess Stafford
  • Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement: and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it. -- Charles de Saint-Evremond
  • Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians. -- Ariel Sharon
  • ...Refusing to feel desire is the only thing more painful than failing to get what you want, and that learning not to yearn, far from preventing disappointment, ultimately guarantees it. -- Martha Beck
  • I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice. -- Winthrop Rockefeller
  • And finally, she saw him smile. It chased the shadows from his face and made him a boy again. It was a smile that a woman could grow to yearn for. -- Joss Alexander
  • Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion. -- Allan Bloom
  • Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance. -- Hugh Mackay
  • Come back, true love! Sweet youth, return!?? But time goes on, and will, unheeding, Though hands will reach, and eyes will yearn, And the wild days set true hearts bleeding. -- Conrad Aiken
  • Language can never 'pin down' slavery, genocide, war. Nor should it yearn for the arrogance to be able to do so. Its force, its felicity, is in its reach toward the ineffable. -- Toni Morrison
  • Ere yet we yearn for what is out of our reach, we are still in the cradle. When wearied out with our yearnings, desire again falls asleep; we are on the death-bed. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  • I empathize with those who yearn for a simpler world, for some bygone golden age of domestic and international tranquility. But for the mass of humanity it is an age that never was. -- Shirley Hufstedler
  • The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power. -- Roy Moore
  • Better to wait and yearn, and still to wait, And die at last with unappeased desire, Than live to be the jest of such a fate, For that is my conception of hell-fire. -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • I do not desire to die soon, because in Heaven there is no suffering. I desire to live a long time because I yearn to suffer much for the love of my Spouse. -- Magdalena de Pazzi
  • Those who yearn for the end of capitalism should pray for government by men who believe that all positive action is inimical to what they call thoughtfully the fundamental principles of free enterprise. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Faith is such a wonderful thing. Without it, we would be panicky when we feel like we're standing alone and when the things we need and yearn for seem to be beyond our reach. -- Ron Brackin
  • To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity. -- Henry Steele Commager
  • In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order. -- Robert Breault
  • A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other's attitudes and way of life. -- George H. W. Bush
  • The Mediterranean is in my DNA. I'm fine inland for about a week, but then I yearn for a limitless view of the sea, for the colours and smells of the Italian and French Riviera. -- Alain Ducasse
  • In those times we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing. -- Jim Stovall
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